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Florida Alert: Another Chairman Denies a Hearing -- to Pro-Self-Defense Bill

Thursday, March 3, 2016

 

DATE:  March 3, 2016
TO:        USF & NRA Members and Friends
FROM:  Marion P. Hammer
  USF Executive Director
  NRA Past President

The self-serving conduct of a House committee chairman is threatening to undermine our self-defense rights.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles McBurney (R-Jacksonville) seems to be taking lessons from Senate Judiciary Chairman Miguel Diaz de la Portilla.  Both are now refusing to hear progun, pro-self-defense bills in their Committees and are denying Committee members the opportunity to vote.

McBurney is refusing to hold a hearing on the "Burden of Proof" bill, SB-344, which restores the presumption of innocence in self-defense cases.

It has been reported that McBurney, a former prosecutor who is now term-limited out of the House, wants to become a judge.

To do that, he needs the help of prosecutors. SB-344 is opposed by anti-gun prosecutors.

If McBurney runs for an elected judgeship, he'll need prosecutors to help raise campaign funds for him.  If he seeks an appointed judgeship, he'll need those same prosecutors to send favorable recommendations to the Governor on his behalf.

Chairman McBurney is putting his self-interest above your self-defense rights and your right to the presumption of innocence.  By refusing to give this bill a hearing, he is ignoring the basic doctrine that a person charged with a crime is innocent until proven guilty.

In addition, the Speaker of the House asked McBurney specifically to hear this bill and authorized him to hold a special committee hearing in the eighth week of Session for that purpose.  Despite that, McBurney is refusing to give a fair hearing to the bill.

McBurney and the House Majority Leader, Dana Young, have even claimed that some House members are complaining that they need to be "protected," and asking that they not be forced to vote on this bill.  However, NO HOUSE MEMBER has come to us to express concern about the bill.

It's time to let Chairman McBurney know that protecting the constitutional rights of the people should come before his personal desire to become a judge.  Legislators should do the job they were elected to do, namely protecting the fundamental self-defense rights of the people.

Email Charles McBurney TODAY.  Tell him how you feel.

In the subject line put:  PLEASE GIVE SB-344 A FAIR HEARING

charles.mcburney@myfloridahouse.gov

Call McBurney's office at:  (850) 717-5016

PLEASE DO IT TODAY -- Time is short!!!

 

 

 

 

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